Porto: Cafe Majestic
The Coffee shop Majestic located in Rua de Santa Catarina N ° 122, opened its doors in 1921 with the name of “Elite”. It was designed by architect Joao Queirós inspired by the work of maestro Marques da Silva. At its inauguration attended all the personalities of the political and artistic world
Art Deco in Porto
In 1922, the name was changed to the current one. Art Deco style was one of the most luxurious places in Oporto. The marble facade is adorned with plant motifs of sinuous shapes. A trio of charming columns marks the facade.
In the upper part a pediment crowns the decoration with the Majestic’s initials. On the sides there are two representations of children who, amusing, invite the passer-by to enter.
In 1965, Cafe Majestic decline began until 1983 when it was declared a cultural and historical patrimony of the city. It was restored and reopened in 1994. In 2011, it was considered the sixth most beautiful cafe in the world
The Coffee shop Majestic achieved another type of notoriety for being usual place of the writer J. K. Rowling. Apparently several chapters of the Harry Potter saga are written in this place
Coffee shop Majestic is one of the emblematic places if you visit Porto, together with the Bookshop Lelio
Lisbon- Porto Useful information
Porto is north of Portugal about 200 miles from Lisbon. And about three hours by train
How to get there: From USA to Lisbon.
New York – Lisbon
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